L.A. County Health Director Says She Expects Schools to Reopen ‘After the Election’

by Penka Arsova
LaCorte News

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that K-12 schools in the county will likely reopen after the presidential election in November, according to recently leaked audio.

The story: KFI NEWS reporter Steve Gregory obtained a portion of an audio recording of a conference call that included Ferrer, school administration officials, and medical professionals. In the audio, Ferrer is heard saying that the schools in the Los Angeles Couty will not reopen until after the Nov. 3 election.

“We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or to reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November. When we look at the timing of everything, it seems to us a more realistic approach to this would be to think that we’re going to be where we are now until we are done with the election,” she said.

Her remarks raised concerns about whether the reopening of schools in the county is timed in an effort to influence the presidential election.

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